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If you’re a fan of Classical Music, you won’t want to miss our fantastic concert this October!

On Saturday 19th October, Classical Crossover 4 U on Calon FM brings you an evening of musical entertainment, live from the Stiwt Theatre, Rhos.

Join us for a line up of some of Classical Crossover’s biggest selling artists including Royal composer Olga Thomas, Wrexham’s own Elan Catrin Parry, Joanna Forest, Lucy Thomas, Keedie Green, Hercules Smith, Beth Ford, Natasha Hardy & Adam Lacey.

Date: Saturday 19th October

Time: 7pm, Doors at 6pm

Tickets: £15, £12 concession

Book tickets: Call The Stiwt Theatre – 01978 841300 or click here

For full details – click here

The concert has been made possible by sponsorship from North Wales Tweets, TadMark & Lovers of Beautiful Music.

We have a range of sponsorship package available. For more details regarding sponsorship and to request a rate card, please contact:

Amy Hughes – a.l.hughes@glyndwr.ac.uk / 01978 293393

 

 

A sample of performers at this year’s International Eisteddfod

Acclaimed musician and presenter Jools Holland OBE will open the International Eisteddfod next month.

The UK’s most popular pianist and former Squeeze band member will return to Llangollen and is set to wow audiences at the Royal Pavilion with his legendary Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.

The jazz, blues and swing show-stopper will launch the 2019 concert series with an extravaganza of live music on Monday, July 1.

Holland will join a line-up of top musical talent, including indie chart-toppers The Fratellis, The Coral and the Pigeon Detectives .

The former Squeeze musician is best known today for his Later… with Jools Holland show and has featured artists from a variety of countries and genres throughout the years, as Vice President of the Eisteddfod, he is a familiar face at the popular event.

His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra consists of pianist, organist, drummer, three female vocals, guitar, bass guitar, two tenor saxophones, two alto saxophones, baritone saxophone, three trumpets, and three trombones.

Full evening concert line-up 2019

Monday, July 1 – Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra
Returning festival favourite and Vice President of the Eisteddfod, Jools Holland, will entertain the Royal Pavilion audience with his legendary Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. The jazz, blues and swing showstopper will launch the 2019 concert series with an unforgettable toe-tapping extravaganza of live music.

Tuesday, July 2 – Classical Gala with Rolando Villazón and guests
One of the music world’s most critically acclaimed tenors, Rolando Villazón will debut his phenomenal voice on the Llangollen stage. Villazón, who is known for his uniquely compelling performances with leading opera houses around the world, will be joined by the magnificent Welsh lyric soprano Rhian Lois for a spectacular evening of operatic greats.

Wednesday, July 3 – Saints and Singers: The Music of Wales
Wales has a world-wide reputation for its choral music, and Wednesday’s evening performance will showcase the Land of Song at its very best, with supreme Welsh vocalists Shân Cothi and Rhodri Prys Jones, accompanied by the British Sinfonietta Orchestra.

Thursday, July 4 – International Celebration with Jamie Smith’s MABON
International competitors from all over the world will come together in a vibrant carnival of cultures to showcase the very best from across the globe, as they weave through the audience with their giant flags in a vivacious display of international unity and friendship.

Friday, July 5 – Gipsy Kings featuring Andre Reyes

Hailing from the south of France, the group will bring their energetic set with infectious Latin rhythms to Llangollen for the very first time. Their music is warm, exuberant and hugely popular with trademark hits such as Bamboleo and Volare.

Saturday, July 6 – Choir of the World
In a live televised concert, the festival’s competitions will reach their exciting climax on Saturday, with the finest choirs from across the globe battling for the highly sought after Choir of the World 2019 title and the prestigious Pavarotti Trophy.

Sunday, July 7 – Llanfest 2019
Scottish indie rockers The Fratellis, best known for their worldwide smash Chelsea Dagger, Mistress Mabel and Whistle for the Choir, will headline Llanfest alongside Merseyside music legends The Coral, with their chart-topping tracks Dreaming of You, Pass it On and In the Morning.

Joining the high energy line-up will be Leeds-based indie icons The Pigeon Detectives, with the likes of This is an Emergency, Take Her Back and I Found Out, as well as pop rock trio Dodgy, with nostalgic nineties hits Staying out for the Summer and Good Enough to open the main stage headliners.

 

Music Director of the festival, Edward-Rhys Harry, said: “We are proud that this year’s festival line-up spans genres and generations, crossing the boundaries of age, culture and creed.
Tickets are available online at www.llangollen.net .

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is an annual festival of music, dance and culture, which includes competitions showcasing choirs and dance troupes from across the globe.

Each year it attracts approximately 4,000 performers and as many as 50,000 visitors across the duration of event.

Patients in and around Wrexham are set to benefit from a multi million pound Welsh Government investment in new ambulances.
In total, 111 new vehicles will be deployed across Wales, costing over £13.5 million.
The Welsh Government believes the newer vehicles will be more reliable, promising better performance and lower running costs.
There will be 71 emergency ambulances, 33 non-emergency patient transport vehicles and 7 specialist emergency vehicles that will attend major incidents.
All the new vehicles will be chosen for their ‘cleaner, greener’ credentials, with the 33 non-emergency patient transport vehicles being fitted with solar panels to convert available sunlight into electricity.
Wrexham Assembly Member, Lesley Griffiths has hailed the Welsh Government’s substantial investment and said: “This significant upgrade of the existing Welsh Ambulance Service fleet will help ensure patients receive the best possible treatment.”
“The new, more reliable modern vehicles will help provide a high-quality clinical service for the people of Wrexham and Wales, improving the care, comfort and safety of patients, as well as working conditions for the dedicated staff.”

We’re back with our Focus Wales Takeover! We had days of great live music from local and international artists. Click on the links below to listen back to each set. Or check out the videos on Glyndwr TV 

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Llangollen Fringe have just announced the acts that will headline the 23rd edition of the town festival, and it is the biggest yet by far!

The acts announced are: EMMANUEL JAL – a former boy soldier in Sudan, Jal has triumphed against adversity to become a leading proponent of a crossover style of afrobeat and hip hop – having worked with and performed alongside such names as Lauren Hill and Alicia Keys, he is well known across Africa and North America, but his Fringe concert will be one of his very first in Europe!

Joining Jal at the festival are; psychedelic singer and songwriter ROBYN HITCHCOCK, whom ROLLING STONE magazine describe as “A gifted Melodist, Welsh and Bretton singing LLEUWEN and band. Adventurer and film maker BRUCE PARRY, best known for his BBC TV series TRIBE will appear live in conversation and will also screen his latest film TAWAI.

There is also a welcome return for festival favourites the DUB PISTOLS and a debut performance for Glastonbury festival regulars ELECTRIC SWING CIRCUS.

Plus STAND UP COMEDY, the return of BAND FOR A DAY, a SKA themed STEAM TRAIN ride and Musical CANAL BOAT trips, along with many other fringe events.

Llangollen Fringe Festival will take place 19th to the 27th of July. Tickets for all headline shows are on sale now, as well as Festival passes; priced at just £70 the festival pass allows access to all of the main events across the ten days so is great value for money.

Festival tickets and dates and times for all concerts and events are available from www.llangollenfringe.co.uk or by calling the Fringe box office: 0800 1455 779

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Wednesday

Wednesday/Dydd Mercher

7.30am - Early Breakfast

10pm - Tom Cutler

12pm - Indie Author Show

3pm - The Eclectic Hour

5pm - Health Inspector

6pm - Calon Talks Books

8pm - Alex Teece Gaming Show

9pm - Into The Darkness

10pm - The Experimental Music Hour
 

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